I don’t get very much time alone(period) As the mom of an 19 month old and a 1 month old, there are a ton of things I no longer have time for. Body butters as a way of moisturizing is one of them. Even trying to butter up at nap time makes for slippery wake ups. But I still need to moisturize my skin!! What is a girl to do? Well instead of almond oil, I added Coconut Oil to my Epsom Salt bath and voila! Two for one! The kind of time saving I need in my life! Detox bath and nourished, moisturized skin! Honestly, I don’t think my skin was ever this nourished with body butters!
*Do be mindful. Coconut Oil can make your bath tub slippery.*
1 cup Epsom Salt
1 TB Real Salt
1 TB Baking Soda
1 TB Coconut Oil
3-5 drops Lavender Oil
1 cup Whey (if you have it)
You can mix all these (except the whey) together in a bowl or measuring cup and then put into pint glass jars so they are ready when you need them or for gifts. Or just add them separately to your bath. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients. Even just Epsom Salt alone will do wonders for your skin and health.
How to use;
You can utilize this as a bath or even a foot soak if you’re lacking a tub. You want the water warm/hot so that it feels good to your body. This will also help the salts infuse the water. At least 12 minutes is the rule but feel free to soak as long as you’d like! At least 3 times a week is optimal but even if you know your only going to get one, get in there! It also helps your muscles so much. If they are fatigued from the garden, work, kitchen work, working with animals, or the gym this bath with help them feel rejuvenated!
Do you use Epsom Salt baths?
Have you tried using Coconut Oil in your bath?
How do you moisturize without loading on chemicals?
PS. Yes, that is my tub! Yes, I did the tile work! Yes, that is my trade!